Art as Commitment (download)

47 min; March 6, 2006

Note: available as a download only.

In this revelatory statement, Dr. Diamond reexamines the nature of creativity through the notion of commitment. Experiencing any act of high creativity – whether a painting, a piece of music, a photograph, or a poem – impels us to commit ourselves to it. And the work’s power reflects how much of the artist’s deeper self he has committed to it.

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